Press Coverage in 2021

DOE and Israeli Partners Invest $5.48 Million in Cooperative Clean Energy Projects

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Israel’s Ministry of Energy (MoE) along with the Israel Innovation Authority today announced the six clean energy projects selected to receive $5.48 million in government funding through the Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Energy program. The projects, conducted by a U.S. and an Israeli partner, will accelerate technology innovation on advanced vehicle technologies, batteries, energy efficiency measures, energy storage and the water-energy nexus. | December 9, 2021 

The New Jersey–Israel Commission Congratulates Trialjectory for Winning Competitive BIRD Foundation Grant
Closter, N.J. Based Company will Partner with YonaLink in Jerusalem to Develop a New System for Clinical Trials
Trenton, N.J. (August 4, 2021) – Following a recent announcement by the Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation, the New Jersey-Israel Commission congratulates Trialjectory for winning a highly competitive BIRD grant during their recent funding cycle.

NJ Department of State | | August 4, 2021

פיתוח ישראלי: האוכל שאתם אוכלים היום יהפוך לאריזה של האוכל מחר
3PLW (Netanya, Israel) and Corumat (Albany, CA) collaborated and received funding via the BIRD Foundation to develop a high-performance compostable packaging product derived from food waste. | Idan Ben Tovim | April 26, 2021

LiveView Technologies Partners with Cawamo
LiveView Technologies (LVT) is excited to announce our partnership with Cawamo, a producer of AI based video analytics in Hod Hasharon, Israel. This partnership allows LVT to expand our product offering with LVT Enhanced Analytics.

Originally brought together through the Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation, LVT and Cawamo have been working together since 2020 to create a viable AI based analytics video security solution for remote sites.

Noelle Baldwin | | April 15, 2021

U.S.-Israel Program Announces $4 Million in Funding for Clean Energy Tech
BIRD Energy aims to foster collaborative projects between Israeli and American companies

The Jerusalem Post | Maya Margit/The Media Line | March 16, 2021 

U.S. Department Of Energy Announces Call For Joint U.S.-Israel Clean Energy Technology Proposals

Annual Funding Opportunity Through BIRD Energy Promotes Clean Energy Innovation and Binational Cooperation
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), in partnership with Israel’s Ministry of Energy and the Israel Innovation Authority, today announced $4 million in available funding for innovative clean energy technologies. This funding comes from Binational Industrial Research & Development (BIRD) Energy, a program that promotes U.S.-Israel partnerships in bringing renewable and energy efficiency technologies to market. | March 15, 2021 

מה שקורה מחר
Galei Zahal Radio show: an audio interview with BIRD’s grantee – AEye Health

Aeye’s CEO mentions the BIRD project with UMass in the following link (38:24):

Galei Zaha Radio – מה שקורה מחר  | Rami Shani | February 17, 2021

It is time to expand US-Israel collaboration in health technologies

The Israeli life sciences sector has grown steadily in the last decade. According to a report published by the Israel Advanced Technology Industries (IATI)

About 30% of the projects approved by the US-Israel Bi-national Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation in the last decade have been in life sciences (including medical devices) and healthcare IT.

The US and Israel have a long tradition of research and development cooperation, including joint R&D funded or partially funded by the two governments. In addition to the defense sector, in the last two decades, the US and Israel have identified other areas, such as energy and homeland security, that are of strategic importance to both countries. Since 2009, Congress provided funding for R&D cooperation in these sectors which was matched by Israel.
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Jerusalem Post | Eitan Yudilevich | January 5, 2021